Genre: Dystopian/Apocalyptic, Tragedy
Photo – © 2015, Barbara W. Beacham
The Dead Earth
Once upon a time in a land far, far away, the vegetation was lush, green and abundant: Then it changed.
Pollution, Chemical Spills and Acid Rain Storms killed off all what we had. Farms and crops and livestock – dead. There was nothing left to feed on and millions died.
The water from our rivers and lakes are now poison to our flesh. The air is so thick with deathly chemical waste that gas masks we wear day and night.
None of us know how long we’ll survive.
This wasn’t an accident: For decades there were warnings – all which went ignored. They knew this would happen and Campaigning did little, though it was fought tirelessly.
And, this now, is the result of man’s greed. The lust for power and wealth. What can man do with that now?
This is what the Earth has become… permanently uninhabitable: Dead.
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This is my 1st entry into ‘Monday’s Finish the Story’ and what fun it has been (even though it’s a miserable story!) Still enjoyed it! 🙂 ‘Here’ is the link.